Are you struggling with working from home? Getting constantly distracted by the noise of family members or neighbors? Or maybe there just isn’t a good space in your home to work from? We have the answers you need to boost your productivity, be part of a community and improve your work-life balance – all for free
“ I was concerned that I would not have a dedicated area to go to in order to complete important calls, or work for a dedicated time block.”
-Carley, a member at Workzones
There are a myriad of problems stemming from working at home. The workspace might be too loud, hard to focus, and have a lot of distractions. Your work life and your home life might not have enough separation, making you feel lost and unable to work as sufficiently as you could. In addition there may be noisy family members or neighbors about, only adding to the stress. Getting access to an office space may be able to alleviate the negative effects of remote working and give access to a wider network of connections not available when you’re simply stuck at home.
“Nearly 1 in 4 (23%) women report difficulty forming strong work relationships remotely, compared to only 18% of men” (SHRM 1).
Women especially are more likely to see the negative side of remote work. In one study, 23% of women reported having more difficulty forming strong work relationships than in the office, and 20% reported having fewer networking opportunities, with non-white women being affected more on average than white women. 72.3% of working women have children under 18, making remote work at home all the more harder. In this male-centric work, where (white) women are already making 77 cents to the dollar, any setbacks can be difficult to get past.
A simple solution to the problem- getting an office space- may seem like too much of an investment. However, with a little bit of negotiating, you can convince your employer to pay for your office space at places like Workzones as a part of your work contract, completely mitigating this problem.
Special thanks to Julia and Claudia for helping out on this blog!